Summary: The a450 excites and perplexes. It’s a decent DSLR, but when considered against the saturated Alpha range it becomes a little harder to place, predominantly due to the subtle price differences between the next models up and down the range.
Pros: 7fps shooting, in-camera HDR, sub-£500 price point
Cons: Build quality a bit ‘plasticy’, noisy AF, no proper AF-illuminator lamp
Excerpt: The 14.2-megapixel A450 tags itself onto the bottom end of Sony's mid-range “intermediate” dSLR cameras , flanked either side by entry level “beginner” models (A230, A330 and A380 ) and the cripplingly expensive full-frame “Advanced” models in the form of the A850 and A900 . The Alpha 450 is user friendly without being overly simplistic. In addition to Program, the usual Shutter and Aperture priority and full-auto modes, six scene modes are available.
Summary: With Sony having so many cameras positioned in the entry-level and enthusiast market it might seem a little confusing, but each Alpha model attempts to fill its own niche in the market. The Alpha 450 warrants its place in the Alpha line-up by being an affordable 14.2-million-pixel camera with in-camera image stabilisation, dynamic range optimisation, HDR image creation and a 7fps shooting rate.
Excerpt: The Sony A450 is positioned as a cheaper alternative to the higher-end A5- series of Sony DSLR cameras, with the more expensive A500 and A550 models sitting above it in the now extensive range of Alpha DSLRs. Those two cameras benefit from Sony's excellent Quick AF Live View system and larger tilt and flip LCD screen, with the A450 instead only offering Manual Focus Check Live View and a smaller fixed 2.7 inch LCD.
Conclusion: So overall the Sony Alpha 450 is something of a mixed bag. The fast frame rate might appeal to those interested in capturing action, but the biggest problem is likely to be the focusing system, which won't always give you what you want quickly and easily and the kit lens. The live view system lacks the AF too, so becomes less useful unless you are going to dive into manual focused static or macro work.
Pros: Fast frame rate is fairly unique on this level of camera, display scales make the effect of setting obvious, battery life
Cons: Bulky, noisy, focusing isn't as fast as might want, no video capture in any form
Excerpt: Sony's range of DSLRs has ballooned of late to include a bewildering range of entry- and intermediate-level models, yet the replacement for the semi-pro A700 is so long overdue as to have practically missed a generation when compared with its rivals. Be that as it may, the A450 is the latest mid-range addition, sitting between the 14.2-megapixel A380 and the more expensive 12.3-megapixel A500.
Conclusion: Sony zaprezentowało model lustrzanki, który można sklasyfikować do grona korpusów reprezentujących uproszczoną klasę średnią. A450 plasuje się między średniozaawansowanym A550 a modelami z serii A2xx i A3xx. A450 od wyższego oznaczonego jako A550 różni się głównie ograniczoną funkcjonalnością. Nie zastosowano w nim technologii Quick AF, pozwalającej na szybkie ustawianie ostrości w trybie Live View (wykonywanej metodą detekcji fazy).
Pros: Dobra jakość zdjęć, Wygodny grip (rękojeść), Duża wydajność trybu zdjęć seryjnych